Hydronic heating is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around since the mid-1800s; only the technological details have changed. Where once you would have had a massive central boiler that served an entire building, or perhaps a connection to a municipal district heating service, nowadays we see small self-contained systems. The advantages of this are
Water heaters are a little bit like cars; when you pay 22k for a sedan, there’s not very much to distinguish one brand from another. However, compare a basic economy model to a top-of-the-line BMW and you’re certain to notice some differences in build quality and performance. What is this then? A Mercedes? A
The fifth anniversary of Calgary’s 2013 flood is coming up, and we’re all reminded of how rainy it can be here in late spring and early summer. Sewer backflow is a damage vector that you can actually do something to prevent, and chances are your insurance company will reward you for doing so. A
A garbage disposal unit is an awfully nice thing to have. However, with the advent of Calgary’s Green Bin recycling program for biodegradable waste, many people have come to frown on their use. It’s A Good Thing The Green Bin program is making a real difference for the better. More than half of what
It’s a fact that here in Calgary we enjoy one of the world’s safest, cleanest water supplies. It’s also a fact that our water supply has a fairly high mineral content; this is understandable considering our water comes to us via overland drainage from a mountain watershed– namely the Bow and Elbow rivers. Calgary’s
Even the finest quality tap water contains things you don’t want. Why not treat yourself to the purest, best tasting water available? The Universal Solvent Water is known as the universal solvent because given time, it is capable of dissolving more substances than any other liquid. This is the very property that makes water
On average, a hot water tank will last 8–10 years, but with regular maintenance, you can extend that to as long as 15 years.
The most common annoyances people experience with their toilets can usually be dealt with on a do-it-yourself basis, but if yours is giving you a lot of trouble, you might want to consider replacement.
There are a lot of plumbers out there with a basic knowledge of hydronic heating, but without a thorough understanding, it’s too easy to make catastrophic mistakes that can cost a LOT of money years down the road.
Energy Efficiency Alberta has launched a rebate program for Alberta homeowners who upgrade their homes with eligible installations of new insulation, triple-glazed windows or tankless water heating systems.